Affiliate Partners

SEAANZ has a wide range of affiliated organisations and partnerships through which it pursues its activities. The following is a list of these organisations.

Asia Council for Small Business (ACSB)

The Asia Council for Small Business (ACSB) is a regional council of affiliates of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). Members of ACSB include:

  • ICSB Korea
  • ICSB China (Mainland)
  • Japanese Committee of the ICSB (JICSB)
  • ICSB R.O.C. Taiwan
  • Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ)
  • ICSB Singapore

The goal of each ICSB Regional Affiliate Council is to provide long-term strategic plans for membership growth in their regions. Each Affiliate will designate its President to represent it as a non-elected Director on the ICSB Regional Affiliate Council. The ACSB's President will be elected to serve a three (3) year term, non-renewable. The Chairman of the ACSB will be elected as a non-President from one of the affiliate members. The ACSB office will include both an Executive Director and an Operations Manager. Each Regional Affiliate Council is required to hold at least one (1) meeting every year. An annual Regional Affiliate Council Work Plan must be presented to the ICSB Board at the Annual ICSB World Conference. During this meeting, Regional Council Presidents will be asked to present their work plans for the year. All ICSB Regional Affiliate Councils shall subscribe to the mission and goals of the International Council for Small Business.

ICSB Korea Affiliate President and Chair of ACSB for 2013-14

Mr. Ki-Chan Kim
Catholic University of Korea
Korea Association of Small Business Studies (KASBS)
16-2, Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu
Seoul (150-740), KOREA

Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE)

The Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) is the only member based organization in Canada whose goal is to promote and advance the development of small business and entrepreneurship. Run by a volunteer Board of Directors, CCSBE works to create a network of academics, practitioners, and policy influencers who are interested in discussing and sharing best practices and research in the field.

Le Conseil canadien pour les PME et l’entrepreneuriat (CCPME) est la seule organisation canadienne basée sur l’adhésion des membres dont le but est de promouvoir et de favoriser le développement des petites entreprises et de l’entrepreneuriat. Dirigé par un conseil d’administration où siègent des bénévoles, le CCPME cherche à mettre en place un réseau de protagonistes influents issus des milieux universitaire, civique et politique intéressés à échanger sur les pratiques exemplaires et les recherches qu’ils effectuent sur le terrain.

CSBE Secretariat / Secrétariat du CCPME

Pat Sargeant

Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba

Suite 100, 207 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 1M5

Telephone: (204) 988-1873

Fax: (902) 988-1871 





Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, India (CSBE-India)

The Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, India (CSBE-India), affiliate of International Council for Small Business (ICSB), is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to advance the understanding of entrepreneurship and small business issues through facilitation of Research, Advocacy, Information Support and Education. In line with this mission, the value proposition of CSBE-India is: “Bringing together Academics, Professionals, Policy Makers, Researchers and students in symbiosis for the growth of Small Business and Entrepreneurship in India in association with the International Community of SMEs”.

Affiliate President

Prof. Y.K. Bhushan
IBS Mumbai 
Hiranandani Knowledge 
Park, Opp. Hiranandani 
Hospital, Powai, 
Mumbai 400 076
Mobile: 9820038307 
Office: 022 40434310

Executive Secretary

Dr. Meenaxi Dhariwal 
Dean (Officiating) IBS Business School Hiranandani Knowledge 
Park, Opp. Hiranandani 
Hospital, Powai, 
Mumbai 400 076

European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB)

The European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to advance the understanding of entrepreneurship and to improve the competitiveness of SMEs in Europe. The ECSB is an affiliation to the ICSB (International Council for Small Business).

Executive Secretary

Hanna Laalo
University of Turku
School of Economics
20014 University of Turku

Tel.   +358 2 333 9626
Email: info[at]

ICSB Affiliate Chapter - South Africa


Septi M. Bukula
President: ICSB South Africa (Chapter) 
Osiba Research CC
P.O. Box 4164
Randburg 2125
South Africa
Phone:  +27 84 655 3225 
Mobile+27 86 648 9062


Elize Bezuidenhout
Member of the ICSB-SA Executive
Tel: 012 349 1777

ICSB Argentina

ICSB Argentina is an institution that gathers researchers and practitioners mostly from around the country, but it also has some members in neighboring countries, linked with development issues affecting small business. The main objective of the Network is to stimulate research in the field of small and medium enterprises, to improve knowledge, and generate proposals that will lead to better operation and management of firms and, consequently, the sector growth. The annual meeting draws people from Argentina and other Latin American countries and Spain.

Affiliate President

Mr. Juan S. Federico 
Institute of Industry
Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina


Ms. Maricel Cordoba
703 Rivada via Street
Zip Code: 2300

Tel: +54 ( 0)34 92- 502 063
Fax: +54 (0) 349 2 44 374 63

Website: ICSB Argentina

ICSB China-Mainland

ICSB-China Mainland has been established to provide a sense of community and a network of support to ICSB members and enhance their ability to facilitate the growth and development of small and medium enterprises in China. The ICSB-China Mainland accomplishes this by bringing together educators, researchers, policy makers and practitioners to share knowledge and experience in their respective fields and particular to the context of china. ICSB-China Mainland promotes the development of knowledge in all areas of business theory and practice and is particularly focused on strategies and policies proven to be effective in sustaining small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurship.

Affiliate President

Lu Feicheng 
Chairman/Director, Qingdao Feiyang Vocational & Technical College
Feiyang Global Entrepreneurship Center


Liu Lishan 
16 Hanhai Rd. Qingda Industrial Area, 
Chengyang District, 
Qingdao, Shandong
Tel:   +86-532-87901389
Fax: +86-532-87905572

ICSB Korea / Korean Association of Small Business Studies (KASBS)

The Korean Association of Small Business Studies (KASBS) conducts the following projects to achieve the purpose of contributing to the development of small businesses through initiating research and enlightenment and encouraging companionship among them. (1) Researching on theories and practices of small businesses, (2) Permitting studies and researches on small businesses, (3) Publishing journals and books, (4) Presenting researchers and studies, (5) Partnering with other associations that support KASBS's purpose, and (6) Other projects to achieve KASBS's purpose.  

Address: 16-2 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, K-biz(Small and Medium Business Hall) 10F, Seoul, 150-740, Korea; Telephone: 82-2-785-2450

Affiliate President

Dr. Ki-Chan Kim
Professor at Catholic University of Korea


Dr. Yong Jin Kim
35 Baekbeon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-742, Korea
Office: 82-2-705-8858
Fax: 82-2-705-8519

Secretariat Officer

Hyunah Lee
Assistant Administrator
Korea Association of Small Business Studies (KASBS)
16-2 (Small and Medium Business Hall 10F), Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu
Seoul (150-740), KOREA
Tel: 82-2-785-2450
Fax: 82-2-780-1416

ICSB Republic of China, Taiwan (ICSB-ROC)

Founded in 1999, the International Council for Small Business, Republic of China (ICSB-ROC) was one of the affiliates of ICSB. The first affiliate president was the ex-president of Small and Medium Enterprise Credit Guarantee Fund of Taiwan, Chun Chang. The members were including of educators, business practitioners, government policy makers and researchers. They not only regularly participated activities, but also held the 46th ICSB World Conference, 2001, led Taiwan’s SMEs step forward to the international stage. ICSB-ROC in recent years runs by the current president, Dr. Kai Yang. Since 2010, China Youth Career Development Association (CYCDA) was as a secretary department and active handling affiliate operations, holding activities, publications and so on.

Affiliate President

Dr. Robert S. Lai 
Chairman of CSBC Corporation., Taiwan
Tel: +886 928142286

Affiliate Office

Ms. Jenny Wu
Secretariat, ICSB-ROC, Affiliate Office
12F., No. 150, Sec. 1, Heping W. Rd.,
Zhongzheng District,Taipei City 
100 ,Taiwan (R.O.C.)

TEL:(02)2332-8558 ext.218  

ICSB Singapore

Joined in 2011, the ICSB Singapore chapter is established to provide a sense of community and a network of support to ICSB members and enhance their ability to facilitate the growth and development of small and medium enterprises in Singapore. ICSB Singapore not only brings together academics, policy makers and small businesses in Singapore, but also serves as an essential information and networking center for entrepreneurs overseas looking to expand into Singapore, or to keep in touch with their networks here.


Dr. Hooi Den Huan
Director, Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, NTU
Nanyang Technopreneurship Center 
50 Nanyang Drive, Nanyang Technological University
BorderX Block, Research TechnoPlaza, 2nd Storey
Singapore 637553
Telephone: 6790 5891 


Chong Swee Kiat, Ruijie (Miss)
Assistant Manager, Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, Nanyang Technological University
RTP/BX 02-00, 50 Nanyang Drive, 
Singapore 637533
Tel: (65) 6316-6777 
Fax: (65) 6792-0467

Website: ICSB Singapore